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Charlottesville, Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Charlottesville fell 0.1 percentage points in November 2020 to 4.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the Virginia rate. The unemployment rate in Charlottesville peaked in April 2020 at 10.2% and is now 5.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Charlottesville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Virginia 4.8% -0.4 +2.1
Charlottesville 4.3% -0.1 +1.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Charlottesville, Virginia, National

Charlottesville, Virginia monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Charlottesville, Virginia Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Charlottesville peaked in April 2020 at 12,152. There are now 6,951 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Charlottesville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Charlottesville, Virginia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Charlottesville 5,201 -84 +2,258

Number of Unemployed Persons

Charlottesville, Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Charlottesville
Unemployment Rate
Charlottesville
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7% 4.9%
November
2020
6.7% 4.8% 4.3% 5,201
October
2020
6.9% 5.2% 4.4% 5,285
September
2020
7.8% 6.2% 5.5% 6,505
August
2020
8.4% 6.1% 5.3% 6,530
July
2020
10.2% 7.9% 7.2% 8,747
June
2020
11.1% 8.1% 7.7% 9,259
May
2020
13.3% 9.0% 8.3% 9,994
April
2020
14.8% 11.2% 10.2% 12,152
March
2020
4.4% 3.3% 3.0% 3,701
February
2020
3.5% 2.6% 2.3% 2,920
January
2020
3.5% 2.7% 2.4% 2,960

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.